James is from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a member of the Natchez-Tsalaki Arbika traditional ceremony group; a retired Psychology Professor with the University of Maryland Global Campus, Japan, and a retired School Psychologist at Santa Fe Indian School. He is presently an Honorary Professor at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. He has also been an assistant and adjunct professor at several universities in his world travels, including as a visiting professor in Xi’an, China. His academic contributions include publications and creating university courses on the topics of Native American and Asian worldviews; and global seminars in China, Indonesia, Japan, Germany, and the U.S. He was the co-founder of Native American Counseling & Psychological Consultation, in Denver; a Community Psychologist in Nome, Alaska; and a hospital contractor in behavioral health for the State Department in Iraq at the end of the war (2011-12). For 37 years, he has also maintained a private practice in psychotherapy. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tai Chi Chuan and opened the Sekai Black Dragon Assoc. in Santa Fe; BA’s in Art, Native American Studies, Psychology, and Asian Studies; a MSc. in Counselor Education, and a PhD. in Counseling Psychology.